Riyad Mahrez  Crowned African Footballer Of  The Year

Riyad Mahrez

Riyad Mahrez

Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez has been named African Footballer of the Year for his part in the club’s stunning Premier League title triumph last season.


Mahrez was chosen ahead of 2015 winner Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool winger Sadio Mane in a poll of African national team coaches.

The result was announced at the annual Confederation of African Football awards on Thursday night.